Diet also plays an important role in eye health. According to the American Optometric Associationand the American Academy of Ophthalmology, consuming foods with lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E can reduce the risk of some eye diseases and improve overall eye health.
Specifically, the American Academy of Ophthalmologyrecommends 500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, 10 milligrams of lutein, 2 milligrams of zeaxanthin and copper oxide, and 80 milligrams of zinc daily for optimal eye health.
Below are 10 foods rich in the above nutrients, making them among the healthiest foods for the “windows to the soul.”
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